Child Colloquia Program: "The Boy Who Didn't Know He Was Hurting Himself"

2014 – 2015 Child Colloquium Series

Myrna Frankel, LCSW and Kenneth Roberson, PhD Co-Chairs
Shahla Chehrazi, MD, Sharon Karp-Lewis, PsyD, LCSW and Sarah Stadler, MD, Committee Members

The Child Analytic Program of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis welcomes you to a series of presentations representing the remarkable scope of child psychoanalysis today.  These discussions will offer us an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the mind and of human development seen through the lens of clinical experience with children and adolescents.  We also will examine the use of film portraying the thinking processes of children.

Title: "The Boy Who Didn't Know He Was Hurting Himself"
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 12:00noon
Presenter: Mali A. Mann, MD
Discussant: H. Spencer Bloch, MD
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Fee: Free


Dr. Mann will present the complex analysis of a young, engaging adolescent boy struggling with anxiety and self-harming compulsions.  Coping with the conscious interactions as well as the powerful countertransference, contributed to this challenging case.

Our discussant, Spencer Bloch, is a graduate of SFPI, medical director and consultant to Oaks Children's Center, 1973–1987.  His second book on treating and understanding adolescents will be released shortly.

Mali A. Mann, MD
Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychoanalyst, Training and Supervising Analyst at SFCP.
Adjunct Professor at Stanford University.
Private Practice, San Francisco and Palo Alto.

H. Spencer Bloch, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychoanalyst.
Medical Director Oakes Children's Center 1973–1987.
Private Practice, Marin County

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